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Rally for Noble Smith

By Shannon Rapose / December 19, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun It is with great sadness that we at the Kern Valley Sun must inform the community that our columnist Noble Smith has recently been diagnosed with a form of bone cancer called Multiple Myeloma that attacks plasma cells and will be on medical leave to focus on his health. […]

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FREE PERSONAL USE FIREWOOD PERMIT OFFER EXTENDED TO JANUARY 1

By Press Release / December 15, 2017

FREE PERSONAL USE FIREWOOD PERMIT OFFER EXTENDED TO JANUARY 1 SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, California December 14, 2017—Forest officials have extended the Free “Personal Use” Firewood Permit offer to January 1, 2018. The free permit may only be used on dead firewood material (without green leaves or needles) within the Sequoia National Forest, which includes the […]

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Boy Scout troop 690 disbands

By Ashley Loza / December 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Editor’s Note: This story has been edited from an earlier version to clarify that the man was approved as a volunteer member rather than an employee. It has also been edited to reflect that the decision to disband was not made by Pounds, but the charter organization. A clarification by […]

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KVHD discusses new tax measure

By Debbie Teofilo / December 12, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun At the Board of Directors meeting on December 6, the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) reported on its planned modifications to the hospital remodel and changes to a new tax measure expected to be placed on the 2018 ballot. Also discussed were additional Kaiser services and improved systems […]

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CCW rules change

By Ashley Loza / December 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (HR 38) on Wednesday, Dec. 6, that will allow concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit carriers of all states to carry handguns across state lines. A motion to recommit failed, and the bill passed the House 231-198. Congressman Kevin McCarthy […]

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Golf course hits hard times

By Kathe Malouf / December 12, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Residents who frequently travel the road between Wofford Heights and Kernville have undoubtedly noticed that the Kern Valley Golf Course seems to be struggling. Ongoing problems with the irrigation system has turned the once green golf course into a sprawling area of brown. But plans are underway to […]

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Senate passes new tax reform bill

By Shannon Rapose / December 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza and Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun The U.S. Senate passed a new tax bill last week (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) with a 51-49 vote and is now conferring to resolve differences within the bill before sending it back to the House of Representatives. This is the latest step in a process […]

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USFS makes arrest for illegal OHV

By Press Release / December 12, 2017

Press Release USFS Due to numerous complaints about off-highway vehicles riding illegally in the South Lake and Mountain Mesa areas, local law enforcement agencies have been making extra patrol checks in the area. On December 6, a U.S. Forest Service Agent saw Alan Vessey, 20, of Mountain Mesa riding an off-highway motorcycle illegally on a […]

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Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report: 11/29/17 – 12/05/17

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 12, 2017

On 11/29/17, deputies arrested Yvonne Baldwin, age 51, in the 2100 block of Young Ave., Lake Isabella, for an active felony warrant. On 11/30/17, deputies arrested Robert Ortiz, age 29, in the 5600 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, for an active warrant. On 11/30/17, deputies arrested Jacob Torres, age 28, in the 10 […]

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